December 11th – Japanese police said on the 10th that Shinji Aoba, a “Kyoani” arsonist, will be formally prosecuted by the Kyoto District Prosecutor’s Office (Kyoto District Prosecutor’s Office) for homicide.
According to a report by Japan’s Kyodo News Agency on the 10th, in May this year, Japanese police officially arrested Aoba on suspicion of killing and arson. The arson incident he caused 36 deaths and 33 injuries.
himself was burned all over the body, which was judged by doctors to have a survival rate of less than 5%. In order to investigate Aoba’s mental state at the time of the incident in detail, the Kyoto Geo-inspection has carried out identification and detention of Aoba since June.
According to the police, based on the diagnosis of the appraisal doctor, the police judged that he had the ability to be held criminally responsible. The detention will end on December 11 and the detention period will last until 16 days.
On July 18, 2019, Aoba broke into the first studio of Kyoto Animation Company (Kyoani), splashed gasoline and ignited. The studio has three floors, all burned down, killing 36 people in the fire and 33 injured in varying degrees.
Before committing the crime, Aoba purchased gasoline, ignition, hammer and six kitchen knives in a nearby store. He not only planned to set fire in Studio 1, but also planned to go to several facilities such as Güanni headquarters and Studio 2.
According to the Japanese Police Agency, this case is the most murder case since the Heisei era.